IFA 2019, BERLIN – 05 SEPTEMBER 2019 – From heart-thumping basslines to face-melting guitar solos, the new JBL Link Portable and Link Music have arrived. With 360 JBL Signature Sound, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Chromecast and Google Assistant built-in, they’ve got brains to match their beauty.
If you’re a music lover or an avid podcast subscriber; there’s a speaker for you. An absolute feast for the eyes, both speakers are available in ocean blue, black, grey, sienna brown, yellow green and straw. These speakers will match any vibe.
Enjoy smart sound all round with the JBL Link Portable. With an eight-hour battery life and full IPX7 waterproof housing, you can go from a sing-along in the bathroom to chilling on the balcony without worrying if it will run out of power. The handy charging cradle means you can easily pop it on to power up, no fiddly wires required.
As for the JBL Link Music speaker, don’t be fooled by its size. JBL Link Music pulses sound in every direction thanks to a full-range transducer with 360-degree capabilities. Enjoy crystal-clear trebles, sharp mids and wall-to-wall bass throughout your home. If you’re streaming tunes or asking for the latest weather and news updates, for only €99, what’s not to love?
“Listening to our customers is just as important to us as listening to our audio products. Our customers have told us how important easy music streaming is to them. We get this. That’s why we’ve designed these speakers with the option of Wi-Fi streaming for more seamless connectivity. There’s no danger of being disturbed by calls or worrying if your phone runs out of juice. 360 JBL Sound is a key feature in both speakers whether you prefer static or portable. We’ve priced the JBL Link Portable and Link Music very competitively while providing all the favourite features people want.” said Dave Rogers, President, HARMAN Lifestyle Audio.
JBL Signature Sound - Enjoy smarter 360 sound all around, with dedicated passive radiators
Google Assistant built-in – Play and control music with your voice
Chromecast built-in with multi-room music playback – seamlessly integrates with hundreds of compatible streaming apps (such as Google Play Music and Spotify) and connects to other Link or Chromecast speakers for multi room listening
AirPlay 2 – effortlessly stream from Apple Music or locally stored tracks from Apple devices
HD audio streaming (24bit/96K) – Chromecast streams directly from the cloud, so you’ll enjoy the highest sound quality
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity – Supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bandwidth, resulting in a faster, robust and more stable connection
8 hours play time – Move freely around your home, there’s a charging cradle for easy recharging (Link Portable only)
IPX7 waterproof– Move the speaker room to room without worrying about spills or even submersion in water (Link Portable only)
The JBL LINK Music and JBL LINK Portable will be available for £89 (99 EUR), $99.95 (U.S.) and £139 (149 EUR), $149.95 (U.S.), respectively.
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HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.